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Guilfoil named Ky. Comm. executive director

on 01/26/2016 12:00 AM
Governor Matt Bevin appointed Barren County native Marc A. Guilfoil as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) Secretary David Dickerson announced Tuesday. Guilfoil has served in a number of roles at the KHRC since 1988, most recently as director of racing.   "Marc brings a unique perspective to this position and I am very excited he will have oversight of ...
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Adios, Meadows Maturity payments due

on 01/26/2016 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino would like to remind trainers and owners that payments for the 50th Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids and The Meadows Maturity Trots for 4 year olds and up are due by Feb. 15.   Payment for the Adios, a premier event for 3-year-old pacers with an estimated $500,000 purse, is $600. That payment also maintains the eligibility of sophomore paci...
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PA Fair Horsemen hold awards banquet

on 01/25/2016 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association, in conjunction with their good friends at the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, honored their best and brightest stars of 2015, both human and equine, at the annual awards banquet traditionally held after the USTA District 7 (Pennsylvania) meeting.   The event was held at...
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Napolitano gets 7,500th win; Arthur BC scores

on 01/25/2016 12:00 AM
The weather was, indeed, chilly in South Florida on Sunday night--50ish--but driver George Napolitano Jr. continued his hot hand at Pompano Park by scoring his 7,500th career victory in the $10,000 claiming ($30,000) pace with Danger Hi Joltage. Trained by Chris Oakes for owner Susan Oakes, the 7-year-old gelded son of Village Jolt scored a handy win measuring two lengths in 1:52.1--hi...
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First foal by EL Titan born at Southwind Farm

on 01/25/2016 12:00 AM
Southwind Farms welcomed the first foal by EL Titan on Friday, Jan. 22. The colt, named Southwind Frost, is from the stakes winning SJ's Photo mare Freeze Frame 1:53f ($293,903) and is a brother to the fast performer Cupcake 3,1:53.4 ($126,907).   EL Titan 4,1:51.2f ($726,344) is a son of Muscle Hill and the Garland Lobell mare Courtney Hall 3,1:55.4 ($...
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Penn dominates in top trot at Miami Valley

on 01/25/2016 12:00 AM
Penn continued his domination of the open trotting ranks in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday afternoon (January 24) with an overpowering 1:57.1 triumph over a track rated ?good' due to a partial thaw during the matinee.   Despite racing on an every-other-week schedule, the six-year-old Master Glide gelding has remained razor sharp since showing up in southwest Ohio following the completion of...
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Blue Chip adds state of the art breeding tools

on 01/25/2016 12:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is proud to announce the completion of its state-of-the-art, on-farm equine laboratory. Long time partner Pine Bush Equine has become a preferred provider with industry pioneer Dr. Rob Foss and his Equine Medical Services. Also, recent Texas A&M graduate and full-time theriogenologist Jared Voge joined the team of Blue Chip's Dr. Herb Burns.   ...
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Roger Goldstein wins in amateur action at Pompano

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
With the Florida Amateur Driving Club taking center stage on Saturday night, driver Roger Goldstein, known particularly for his training prowess, got his first win since 1980 when he guided the 10 year-old trotter Smokin Dabra to victory in the first of two F.A.D.C. events at Pompano Park. Smokin Dabra, an altered son of Kadabra owned by the Unity Stable along with Probber Morse Racing, won...
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Dream trip for China Dream at Buffalo

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
It was a dream trip for China Dream in the $10,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night (Jan. 23) by coasting to a half-length upset victory in a brisk 1:55.4 over the fast track.   After battling momentarily with Wild Shot Hanover around the first turn, driver Jack Flanigen and China Dream settled into the lead and posted fractions of 28.0, 57.4 and 1:27.1 past the three-qua...
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Thisjetsabookin's 1:50 sets Miami Valley record

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
Action was hot and heavy at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (January 23) with a $20,000 Open Pace and six divisions of preliminary Claim To Fame series races, the final opportunity for the nominees to earn valuable points to qualify for lucrative championships next Saturday.   Sandwiched between all those keenly contested events came a real shocker, though, as Thisjetsabookin...
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Mark MacDonald sidelined after concussion

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported that Canadian driver Mark MacDonald is sidelined after being involved in an off-track accident this past Friday. MacDonald was off his drives Friday night at Yonkers Raceway after being rear ended before the card. "I was heading to qualify Dune In Red at Yonkers Friday night, stopped for a coffee and got hit from behind hard," MacDonald told Trot Inside...
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Teague stranded after speaking at WI banquet

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
George Teague Jr. made it to Wisconsin for Saturday night's Wisconsin Harness Horsemen's Association's (WHHA) annual awards banquet where he was the keynote speaker, but the Delaware-based horseman is having some trouble--as are thousands of others--returning home because of the massive snowstorm that caused havoc on the East Coast. Scheduled to fly back to Baltimore on Sunday morning, Teague'...
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Dew N Doughnuts wins on shortened Mea card

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Dew N Doughnuts moved willingly second-over before vaulting to the lead in the stretch and capturing the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace on Friday's snow-shortened card at The Meadows. The track canceled the final seven of 13 scheduled races when persistent snow rendered the surface hazardous.   Dew N Doughnuts followed the cover of My Temudjin N before Ton...
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Northern Bullet trots to Buffalo feature victory

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The front-running and heavily favored Lutetium was the one to chase down in Buffalo Raceway's $9,000 Open Trot on Friday night (Jan. 22) and Northern Bullet ($11.60) was more than up to the task.   Blazing some hot fractions of 28.4, 58.2 and 1:28.1 on a frosty night, it seemed like Lutetium was going to runaway and hide from the field of six. But Northern Bullet, who was five lengt...
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Yonkers' Open Pace goes to Regil Elektra

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $5.90) was encouraged early and in hand late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $24,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   Getting some gate reminders from post position No. 4, Regil Elektra made the lead before a :28.1 quarter-mile. From there, no sweat (:57.3, 1:26, 1:53.4), with that :27.4 kicker denying anyone else a shot. Pole-assigned...
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Miami Valley mare feature to Buckeye Thea

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Buckeye Thea, one of the most consistently outstanding pacing mares in the state of Ohio during the past two seasons, was triumphant again Friday night (January 22) in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway.   It was the six-year-old Dave Panlone mare's first 2016 victory, but her 11th in the last twelve months and 23rd in a career comprised of 102 starts. O...
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Woodbine finals to Shades Of Bay, Double Olives

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The finals of the Blizzard and Snowshoe Series highlighted racing action Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The $45,200 Blizzard final for three and four-year-old pacing fillies and mares featured a field of nine, while a full-field of ten three and four-year-old pacers competed in the $47,200 Snowshoe final.   Rafa and Shades Of Bay entered the Snowshoe final both seeking a series...
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Opulent Yankee takes Meadowlands Open

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Just as an impending snowstorm closing in on the New York City metropolitan area did not interrupt Friday (January 22) evening's 14-race program at The Meadowlands, eight rivals closed in--but failed to engulf--Opulent Yankee ($4.60, part of entry) in the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot, carded as race two. Andy Miller floated forward with the 5-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding at race's...
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More series action underway at Hawthorne

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The ladies were the focus on Friday evening at Hawthorne as divisions of the Ohyouprettything and Pretty Direct Pacing Series took place. The Ohyouprettything went in four divisions and was for fillies and mares that had not won two pari-mutuel races or $10,000 lifetime as of December 1, 2015. The Pretty Direct was also for the females, non-winners of five pari-mutuel races or $25,000 lifet...
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Simon's Artist wins first of '16 at Dover

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
Jim Morand rolled down the passing lane with Simon's Artist to edge Ken Kam in the Thursday pace feature at Dover Downs. With a move from post 8 to the rail, Simon?s Artist came through with his first win of 2016 for owner-trainer Rich Ringler. The 7-year-old Blissfull Hall-Claris gelding won the tight 1:53 photo on the rail from Ken Kam (Allan Davis) with Allstar Preview (George Dennis), t...
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